Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

money_bagHere is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Tuskegee University in Alabama received a $275,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research on why some forms of breast cancer are more aggressive in African American women than for other women.

The Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a $300,000 grant to the police department in Amherst, Massachusetts, to fund one full-time and one part-time civilian employee position who will be charged with assisting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the local community and on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Indiana University in Bloomington received a $165,000 grant from the Indiana State Department of Health to fund two full-time and one part-time positions related to sexual assault prevention. The grant will also fund a conference in the summer of 2015 for Indiana University staff members instructing them how relate and care for members of the campus community who have been victims of sexual assault.

degrootThe University of Rhode Island received a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a public awareness campaign designed to inform women in the African nation of Mali of the importance of getting vaccinated to prevent cervical cancer. The grant program is under the direction of Annie De Groot, director of the Institute for Immunology and Informatics at the University of Rhode Island.

The University of New Hampshire received a $1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand its Prevention Innovations sexual assault bystander prevention program to 30 high schools in New England.

The law school at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, received a two-year, $250,000 grant from the Office of Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant will fund the law school’s Domestic Violence Clinic, which provides legal help to victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.


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